Caturday

[via John Farrier @ Neatorama]

December 4, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Video. Leave a comment.

Pineberries

Pineberries. Look like strawberries, taste like pineapples. Do want.

Still looking for:

Snozzberries

Elderberries

[originally via John Farrier @ Neatoroma, but the link went and died]

[image via Wikimedia Commons]

October 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Smarts. Leave a comment.

Yoke

The most bad ass part? Each team does this seven times against every other team.

JOLLY GOOD SHOW

[via Rockstar Athlete Shayne Muelling though I maaaay have seen it first from John Farrier @ Neatorama.]

September 30, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Video. Leave a comment.

Future Chainless Bike

No grease.

Seamless gear shifting.

Do want.

[Rebecca Boyle @ Popular Science via John Farrier @ Neatorama]

[images via stringbike.com]

September 29, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Smarts. 3 comments.

Caturday

Wikipedia tells us:

An elliptical trainer (also sometimes called a cross-trainer) is a stationary exercise machine used to simulate walking or running without causing excessive pressure to the joints, hence decreasing the risk of impact injuries.

Smart kitty.

[via John Farrier @ Neatorama]

September 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Video. Leave a comment.

Welcome to Hell

Fire Tornado in Brazil. What god did they piss off?

My money’s on Zeus. The biggest dick-god of them all.

[via John Farrier @ Neatorama]

September 6, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Video. 3 comments.

Asteroid Discoveries 1980-Present

Where I work, there is an ongoing debate about the relative merits of actual measurements and statistical modeling.  Measurements tell you what’s _actually_ going on in reality, but in terms of time and money, it’s expensive.  Statistical modeling is faster and cheaper, but less accurately describes what’s _actually_ going on in reality.

I think this video demonstrates one instance of a seamless blend of measurements and modeling.

[…] asteroids that were discovered from 1980 to 2010 appear in the sequence as they were discovered.

Note that a new pattern emerges in 2010,

with discovery zones in a line perpendicular to the Sun-Earth vector. These new observations are the result of the WISE (Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer) which is a space mission that’s tasked with imaging the entire sky in infrared wavelengths.

[via John Farrier @ Neatorama]

August 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Video. Leave a comment.

How close can you get to the sun without dying?

Surprisingly close.

The sun is about 93 million miles away from Earth, and if we think of that distance as a football field, a person starting at one end zone could get about 95 yards before burning up.

That equates to about 3 million miles before you go poof.

[Alessandra Calderin @ Popular Science via John Farrier @ Neatorama]

[photo via NYT]

July 22, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Smarts. Leave a comment.